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Toxic Tours - Mukkulam, Tamil Nadu

Fri, 17/11/2023 - 11:54
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Join Break Free From Plastic to take a Toxic Tour around Mukkulam, Tamil Nadu, where villagers grapple with the reality of life surrounded by toxic waste from a biomedical incineration facility.

Have a look at our video - https://toxictours.org/india-a-mukkulam-virudhunagar/

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Climate Change - Impact on caterpillars

Thu, 16/11/2023 - 12:30
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Study by Cambridge University found that caterpillars are vulnerable to the effects of Climate Change, potentially leading to fewer butterflies. This, in turn, could have consequences for both pollination & the bird species that rely on caterpillars as a food source.

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Road Safety - Children's day 2023

Tue, 14/11/2023 - 15:04
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This Children’s Day, let’s pledge to make our roads safer for our little ones. Road safety begins with a willingness to obey. Children need to observe parents (in fact all adults) willingly obey road rules, and be considerate motorists. They will, in turn, grow up to be safe road users and better citizens.  Setting good examples is a powerful way to create individual change.

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World Diabetes Day 2023

Tue, 14/11/2023 - 14:57
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Diabetes is a chronic condition with potentially life threatening complications like heart disease, kidney disease, oral complications, complications during pregnancy, loss of vision and nerve damage. When left untreated, it can lead to early death. Do not delay testing. Much of our diabetes incidence is driven by our love of processed foods. Join us in asking for Front of Pack Warning Labels on processed foods. These will warn consumers of high levels of fats, salt and sugars in processed food. #FoodLabelsSaveLives #WorldDiabetesDay

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Meenakshi Sushma

Meenakshi Sushma

Meenakshi works as a researcher with the Consumer Protection team at CAG. She holds a bachelor's degree in Food Science and Management from M.O.P Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai, and a postgraduate  degree in M.A Development (Sustainability) from Azim Premji University, Bangalore. Previously she has worked with Hand in Hand Inclusive Development and Services as Senior Project Manager - Communications. She also has experience of working with Down to Earth magazine as a reporter for three years. Over the six years of her professional life she has acquired knowledge in numerous fields, including Solid Waste Management, environment, food, health, nutrition, and biodiversity.

Email: meenakshi.sushma@cag.org.in

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Sustainable Transport - Informal sector in handling e-waste

Mon, 13/11/2023 - 15:13
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The dominance of the informal sector in handling e-waste including EV batteries creates unsafe working conditions and poor logistics. Therefore, there is a need to formalise the informal sector. To achieve this, formal recycling companies can collaborate with informal sector collectors to responsibly collect batteries in an eco-friendly manner.

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Climate Change - Impact on child health

Thu, 09/11/2023 - 13:29
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As per a American Psychological Association & ecoAmerica report, #ClimateChange poses a significant threat to the well-being of children by disrupting the development of their physiological functions, cognitive capacities & emotional aptitudes, which may be irreversible.
 

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Sustainable Transport - Recycling of EV batteries

Tue, 07/11/2023 - 10:27
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It is believed that about 80% of a product’s environmental impact is determined in the design stage when the choice of materials, construction and appearance are all finalised. As EVs are promoted as greener alternatives, and the manufacture of these surge, now is the time to think about and plan for the end of life of EV batteries.

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Road Safety - Child Restraint Systems

Mon, 06/11/2023 - 10:33
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Child Restraint Systems (CRS) and helmets serve as dedicated safeguards for our young passengers. However, a child is safe in these, only if the device is appropriate to her height, weight, and size. Make sure you check and purchase the correct device, look for the ISI mark on helmets, and ensure that helmets / CRS are used consistently and correctly while travelling.

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